Hemp Clothing Washing Instructions

By: Sabine's Hemp  09-12-2011

Wash hemp like any other clothes!

  • Separate dark from light clothes.
  • Greasy clothes -> wash as warm as possible .
  • Protein stains -> wash in cool water, for example: blood, milk, chocolate, poop etc.
  • Use bleach only with whites and only if you have no magnesium in your water.
  • Use vinegar instead of bleach if there is lots of magnesium in your water.
  • Add baking soda to your wash to keep your clothes and oven mitts etc. fireretardant.
  • Fabric softener makes clothes more flammable.
  • Elastics and any form of rubber or lycra wears out very fast in a dryer.
  • Never let wet clothes sit.
  • Save energy by line drying.

Oh, and if you like to home-dye, always do it in a pot on your stove. The colors will be more brilliant and you need less dye.

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